Blog Posts tagged with American art

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William Baziotes, Creature on Red Background, 1936

INK Miami Art Fair, 2015

Posted: December 12, 2015 13:48 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Sunday, December 6th is the last day! Room 156 at the Suites of Dorcester, 1850 Collins Avenue at 19th Street. The Susan Teller Gallery is showing at INK Miami. There are groupings for the Urban/Industrial Scene (Peggy Bacon, Lou Barlow, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Michael J. Gallagher, Gwyneth Leech, and Angelo Pinto), American Modernism (Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick (Subway Station, 1936 below), Alice Trumbull Mason, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan), and an Atelier 17 wall (Howard Daum, Dorothy Dehner, Peter Grippe, and Franz Kline).


Francois Linke Secretarie

Pre-Holiday Auctions Become Essential for Retail Market

Posted: December 01, 2015 13:49 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

As the country saw a downturn in storefront traffic on Black Friday, retailers now turn to auction as the best way to buy before the holidays. Clarke Auction's upcoming December 6th sale provides a quality selection on a carefully selected date to bolster retail holiday stockings (no pun intended) and collection building alike.  The wide variety of fine art, modern design, Asian antiques and decorative arts present important works across a number of markets, including several extensive collections of fine jewelry and watches that will be featured in the sale.  Fine art selections will ...


Lynd Ward, Hunky Johnny, 1945, 8 x 6 inches.

Illustrated by LYND WARD

Posted: November 19, 2015 12:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

An exhibition of books, jackets, and magazines conceived of and/or illustrated by Ward, from the collection of Robert Dance. Now on view at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, NYC. This is a drawing for the dusk jacket of Hunky Johnny, 1945, from The Estate of the Artist.


Art for Every Home

ART FOR EVERY HOME

Posted: October 24, 2015 17:19 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This week I received the brand-new publication Art for Every Home, Associated American Artists, 1934-2000. Hats off to Elizabeth G. Seaton, Jane Myers, and Gail Windisch, who stuck with this project and saw it to completion. Special congratulations to Windisch. She catalogued the nearly 3000 AAA editions. Until now the world has had only the list compiled by Meg Dunwoody Hausberg in, well, after the Selectric typewriter but years and years before the personal computer. Have to say that precious document has saved me many times. But now, NOW, the book has a complete checklist of the AAA pri...


Chris Silver.  Melancholy.  Oil on Canvas.  30"x30"

Three Shows at Agora Gallery Question Expression and Interpretation

Posted: October 21, 2015 02:36 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This November, Agora Gallery will introduce three new exhibitions that question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography focuses on the potential for photography to confront and engage us in a vast, complicated, and very real world. Influence of Color pulls the viewer deep inside the mind of the artist to experience a new discernment of the self. The neighbouring show, Modalities of Expression, explores how self-expression can take on a variety of forms when excused from our standard limitations and fears. This month, Agora Gallery w...


Castro ART.  Tree of Life II.  Acrylic, Oil and Enamel on Canvas.  40"x38"

Three Exciting New Shows in New York City This October

Posted: September 20, 2015 13:32 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This October, three exciting shows make their way to Agora Gallery in a display of international talent and perspective. Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada brings a great diversity and originality from our northern neighbors to New York in a show that pushes and expands the boundaries of art. Divergent Realities presents compositions inspired from every corner of the earth in a show that transports one across time and space. Landscapes, seascapes, interiors, and even scenes a bit more abstract in nature all contribute to the canon of our understanding of reality and natu...


Bust of Christ by Edmonia Lewis, 1870

Exciting Edmonia Lewis Discovery

Posted: September 15, 2015 00:30 Last Updated: | M. Richardson

EXCITING EDMONIA LEWIS DISCOVERY An important discovery has been made of an1870 Bust of Christ by the Afro-Indian sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1842-1907). It was created for the Marquis of Bute, one of her earliest British patrons and is in the Bute family collection on the Isle of Bute off of Scotland.  An earlier piece by her commissioned by the Marquis, a Madonna and Child With Angels, is lost and thought to have been destroyed in a fire. A work by Lewis of this name was auctioned in London in the latter part of the 19th-century, but with no illustration and little other information...


Eduardo Eloy.Untitled 7.  Acrylic on Canvas.  37"x57.5"

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

Posted: August 30, 2015 14:46 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color and composition to tell extraordinary stories about the world around us. In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, twenty-two artists present 75 paintings, sculptures, digital works, and mixed media pieces that prove the Latin American art scene is as multifaceted and innovative as any. Thes...


William Baziotes, Howling Creature, 1936-39

BAZIOTES in Allentown -- Last Two Days!

Posted: August 22, 2015 10:05 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through Tomorrow, August 23, 2015   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   How is it possible? The summer is nearly over and so is the Baziotes show!   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   In the Reading Eagle art critic Ron Schira wrote “This impressive exhibition of Baziotes' early work offers insight toward understanding his enigmat...


Jacob Lawrence.  The Migration Series.  1940-41.  Panel 40: “The migrants arrived in great numbers.” Casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12″ (45.7 x 30.5 cm).  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Gift of Mrs.  David M.  Levy.  © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Last Chance to View Jacob Lawrence's Striking Narratives at the Museum of Modern Art

Posted: August 15, 2015 13:54 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Museum of Modern Art did a wonderful job with the Jacob Lawrence One-Way Ticket show (on view through Sept. 7, 2015). They are presenting the entire 60 panels of The Migration Series, 1940-41 (made when Lawrence was 23). Shown in one room, the tempera drawings on hardboard panels are single-spaced in clockwise order, all in simple wood frames. Clearly modernist in style, they were conceived as a narrative at the very time that the New York art world was moving away from storytelling. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, and raised in Harlem, New York City, Lawrence (1917-2000) researched his ...


Julio Girona, Farmer and Soldier, about 1940, lithograph, 9 x 12 inches.

On the Front Lines

Posted: July 29, 2015 16:15 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Today, on the last day, we made it to the League’s On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York. Besides the exhibition itself, curator Jillian Russo included a wall of names of 3751 men and 174 women who served in the military and who either taught or studied at the League. Julio Girona and Edward Laning are among them. Clearly Laning was on the Conte Biancamano in 1949. The SS Conte Biancamano was an Italian ocean liner built in Scotland in 1925. In 1941 she was seized by the US Navy and used for military transport under the name USS Hermitage....


Puye Cliff Dwellings, July, 13, 2015

New Mexico, July 13 and 14

Posted: July 25, 2015 12:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by Peggy Bacon, William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired!   Monday, July 13, we drove to the Puye Cliff Dwellings, a National Historic Landmark and ancestral home of todays’ Santa Clara Pueblo Native Americans. The site is run by the Pueblo; the guides are members as well. The mesa is volcanic tuff, a light, easily cut material that was al...


Jeff & Amelia Jeffers, owners of both Garth's Auctioneers (Columbus, Ohio) and Selkirk Auctioneers (St.  Louis, Missouri)

Checking Up, Checking In & Checking Out Your Auction Firm

Posted: July 24, 2015 12:14 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

I work with collectors from all over the country. Many of the folks I meet tell me they just don't know how to compare auction and appraisal services. Do you choose the firm who offers the highest values when evaluating your items? Clearly, high values could simply be a tool for luring business. Do you go with the cheapest? Lower fees definitely do not mean highest return. What is the saying?  You get what you pay for? I always recommend that my potential sellers visit us for an auction, or - at the very least - check out our website before, during and after an auction...


Peggy Bacon, Seated Woman Smoking, 1930, ink drawing

ART SANTA FE, 2015

Posted: July 23, 2015 20:39 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired! Peggy Bacon's ink drawing, Seated Woman Drawing, 1930, was one of the hits! (They just don't make cigarette holders like that anymore.)


Call for Abstract Art

Posted: July 20, 2015 09:15 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The ArtisTTable is seeking art for its 2015 juried online all media Abstract Exhibition. Artists 18 and over are invited to submit art of all media for consideration in the show, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, orginal prints and more. Cash prizes are awarded to the first 3 places choosen by our juror. Submit your art by 02 August 2015. All the details and registration can be found online: www.ArtisTTableOnline.com/abstract15prospectus


Ron Pizzuti

Curating a Lifestyle: An Interview with Collector Ron Pizzuti

Posted: July 13, 2015 08:35 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

Ron Pizzuti is not easily intimidated. A successful real estate developer, Pizzuti possesses the perfect combination of tenacity and charm, with a straightforward nature that quickly fosters a sense of familiarity; traits that have undoubtedly contributed to the tremendous growth and reach of the company he founded nearly 40 years ago. However, the notoriously tough real estate industry, Pizzuti learned long ago, has nothing on the art world.​ From his earliest days in development, Pizzuti traveled - a lot. “I got tired of going to bars and cathedrals,” Ron says with a smile. “So, I ...


Edgar do Valle.  Lake in Blue.  Watercolor on Paper.  24"x18"

An Art-Filled August at Agora Gallery

Posted: July 07, 2015 00:57 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

August comes with two new exciting exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms present a collection of artists who turn the art world on its head. In Idiosyncratic Expressions, colors combine in unexpected ways, forms emerge from obscurity, and textures distort scenes into something wholly unique and important. Sharing the gallery, Interpretative Realms presents paintings that invite deep introspection, as these international artists present scenes of abstraction and familiarity, re-examining their subjects with their individual, invaluable perspective...


PETER GRIPPE, NEW YORK ABSTRACTION, 1944

ART SANTA FE

Posted: July 05, 2015 13:23 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE WILL BE SHOWING AT   ART SANTA FE BOOTH 208 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER 201 WEST MARCY STREET, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO     PREVIEW: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5 TO 8 PM   RUN OF SHOW: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, JULY 10 THROUGH 11, 11 AM TO 6 PM   WE ARE FEATURING MODERNISM (SURREALISM, CUBISM, INDIAN SPACE, AND ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM): WILL BARNET, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, THURLOE CONOLLY, HOWARD DAUM, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, FRANZ KLINE, HUGH MESIBOV, AND ANNE RYAN, AS WELL AS NEW YORK FIGURATIV...


Late Afternoon Gloucester by Childe Hassam, circa 1896

Majesty, Captured: American Impressionism

Posted: June 24, 2015 13:53 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Sun-drenched landscapes. Intimate domestic scenes. Bustling cityscapes. Viewed through the canvasses of the American Impressionists, the American experience is undeniably as diverse and compelling as the American spirit itself. While the Impressionist movement began as a distinctly French style, French-trained American artists of the late nineteenth century thrived in the United States, translating the lightly brushed, dynamic canvasses of their French compatriots into a manifestly American idiom. Simultaneously nationalistic, optimistic and nostalgic, these remarkable artists captured a s...


Women work on hooked rugs in 1929 | Nazmiyal

Hooked Rugs: An American Tradition

Posted: June 08, 2015 09:29 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Hooked Rugs -- American hooked rugs are as quintessentially American as jazz music is. Like the latter, it had a very humble beginning but grew to become a unique American tradition. Dismissed for its rustic and low quality until the early 20th century, handmade hooked rugs are now prized for their delightful folk art quality. Today, a thriving rug making industry had grown around it to meet the demands of a growing number of collectors. Rug hooking is a rug making technique that involves pulling loops or strips of fabric through a stiff woven base to make a rug...


Harold Miller.  Company Houses.  Oil on Linen on Wood.  12"x24"

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC

Posted: June 07, 2015 10:31 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackle the concept of “space” and those who occupy it. From landscapes to fragments of a scene, from human or animal subjects to something more abstract, the works open a dialog between artist and audience on a variety of levels. Rhapsody in Color is an exhibition of immeasurable vibrancy, presenting expert combinations and groupings of hue to produce carefully calculated reactions in the viewer. By applying their manipula...


Artist C.  Dianne Zweig exhibiting at Street Chic, June 4th-June 20th, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

STREET CHIC: ART & Fashion June 4th Opening, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

Posted: June 03, 2015 09:23 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

Channel your inner whimsy and join us for an evening of quirky, edgy, spontaneous orginal art along with a playful and stylish summer collection of contemporary fashion. Opening Wine and Cheese Reception with live music June 4th, 2015 5:30-8:00 Featured Artists Bill Healy David Holzman Zeb Mayer C. Dianne Zweig Come see original abstract mixed media, Surreal art, woodcuts, folkart, acrylic. Inside art show and outside activites include sidewalk drawing and painting. STREET CHIC IS  TOTALLY COOL !  What do Bill Healy, David Holzman a...


Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847–1919), Shanties in Harlem, 1874, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches, signed and dated lower left: R.  A.  Blakelock 1874

American Art Week Rewards Connoisseurship

Posted: May 28, 2015 14:58 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

It is nearly impossible to gauge the market for American paintings unless you are an active buyer. Industry professionals try to draw conclusions based on statistical measures that include sell-through rates, percent-above-high estimates, sales totals, mediums, and averages, all of which fail to assess or adjust for the most relevant determinants of value; issues such as condition, subject matter, size, framing, and dating have the most impact on sales results. Although I have not reviewed the statistics for the recent sales I can say with confidence that the market for quality wor...


Sunbather with Hose, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES at Allentown Art Museum

Posted: May 25, 2015 15:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through August 23, 2015 WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   On Wednesday, June 3, at noon, Elaine Mehalakes will give a gallery talk on the exhibition. Call to reverse a space: 610-432-4333 ext.110. Museum members $15, Others $20.   Link to Gallery site: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_ar...


Hugh Mesibov, The Dance, 1937

Last Three Days for CCP WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: May 21, 2015 10:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Last three days – On view through Saturday, May 23 WPA*JOBS As George Biddle told FDR, artists are workers too! Will Barnet, Fred Becker, George Biddle, Michael J. Gallagher, Riva Helfond, Louis Lozowick, Hugh Mesibov, Claire Mahl Moore, Louis Schanker, Harry Sternberg, Lynd Ward. Center for Contemporary Printmaking 299 West Avenue Norwalk, CT The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.   Link to Gallery site where show is illustrated: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa   Hugh ...


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